I've struggled my whole adult life with work-work-life balance. Working a day job, "working" at my art (though I prefer to call it play), and having time to enjoy my family, garden, biking, reading, etc., etc. This week alone I've swung from hating my job, to getting excited about it again (thanks Dave!), to working late, being tired and not wanting to do anything, to getting 3 pieces accepted into a show and wanting to drop it all and get beading again. Cycles in cycles in cycles. Strangely, I still have a hard remembering that things change.
So it's good to hear about other people who have multiple work lives, and enjoy it. My yoga teacher teaches yoga (duh), and owns/operates a lovely little cafe. Do you combine work and work? I'd love to hear about it!